Re: Jan Velterop and Springer

From: Georg Botz <botz_at_GV.MPG.DE>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:57:18 +0200

May I add a little correction to Stevan's comment:

Articles for which authors pay 3000 USD via "Open Choice" are *not* OA, but
can only be accessed without charge from the SpringerLink website only.
Orr, in Springer's own words:
"Copying, reproducing, distributing, or posting of the publisher's version
of the article on a third party server is not permitted."
(Quoted from "Open Choice Details" cf.

But nevertheless, Springer is a "green" publisher.

Georg Botz

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> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von: American Scientist Open Access Forum
> Auftrag von Stevan Harnad
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. August 2005 19:29
> Betreff: Re: Jan Velterop and Springer
> Heather Morrison wrote:
> > If I understand correctly, authors will still need to self-archive
> > their own final copy with Open Choice. This being the case - and there
> > being no difference in access - why would authors not save some money,
> > and simply self-archive?...
> No, this is incorrect. For authors who elect to pay for Open
> Choice, Springer
> archives the official published version of their article for them, in
> the Open Access sector of its own Archive, making the article OA
> webwide via
> SpringerLink, the publisher's online service.
> > ...a policy that asks authors to pay to give the entire world
> free access,
> > yet denies authors the right to deposit a copy in the repository of
> > their choice, is a tad absurd, isn't it?
> Springer does not deny authors the right to self-archive their own final
> drafts, whether or not they opt for Open Choice. Springer journals are
> among the over 90% of journals that have a "green" self-archiving policy.
> Open Choice is exactly what it says it is: a choice, i.e., an
> extra option.
> All Springer authors can choose to self-archive their final drafts without
> choosing to pay for Open Choice.
> Stevan Harnad
Received on Wed Aug 17 2005 - 10:41:18 BST

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